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May 7, 2013 > Local schools return from National Science Bowl

Local schools return from National Science Bowl

Submitted By the Department of Energy, Public Affairs Office

A team from Hopkins Junior High School, Fremont, placed third in the Middle School Division at the 2013 National Science Bowl, held April 25 - 29 in Washington, D.C. Team members are: Catherine Zeng, Jeffrey Liu, Tomas Choi, David Hsu, and Sayan Ghosh. They were coached by Anja Crickmore and Paul Cornett. They received $1,000 for their school's science department as well as a trophy and individual medals. (This year's championship team in the middle school competition was Creekside Middle School from Carmel, Indiana.)

In the High School Division at the National Science Bowl, Fremont's Mission San Jose High team placed fifth. They received $1,000 for the school's science department. Team members are: Audrey Huang (captain and senior), Adi Jung (senior), Raymond Liu (senior), Krishna Bharathala (junior), and Kelvin Lu (sophomore). The coaches are Peter Geschke and Julie Raymond. (In the high school competition, the first place team was from Mira Loma High School in Sacramento.)

"Congratulations to our new National Science Bowl Champions, as well as to all of the finalists," said Acting Secretary of Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman. "They represent America's future in science, technology and engineering. As leaders of the next generation of our Nation's innovators, they can sharpen America's competitive edge in a rapidly-advancing world."

Additional information about the teams and the National Science Bowl is available at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/

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